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User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 962 times:

Looking at the Paris Air Show, and basically looking back in commercial aviation over the past few years, it seems that the 737 is selling well, but even faithul Boeing customers such as BA and LH can't resist the A320/319/321...why is this? How do the A320 and the 737 compare?

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THIS IS IMPERATIVE -

This topic can be discussed w/o it turning into an A vs. b war...so keep it that way, cause I am really serious about this topic

L-1011-500

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User currently offlineAirways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 868 times:

BA's decision was largely due to Airbus offering them such good prices that they couldn't refuse. Also, Rolls gave them a power by the hour deal on the IAE V2500 engines, so it made financial sense. BA, for instance, has not recently made politically motivated decisions (they initially bought the GE90 and not the Trent for the 777...

Lufthansa has the A320 family because of the cost savings that Airbus offer compared to Boeing. Pilots of A319/20/21/30/40 can fly any of the aircraft with minimal training, whereas only Boeing has the 757/767 cross crew qualification. Airbus keeps training costs down. However, UAL & US Airways are building up strong Airbus fleets to replace 737s whereas CO & AA are taking 737NG. When it comes down to it, the A320 & 737 does the same job, and so competition between the manufacturers may help airlines decide which to operate. Note how NW is taking A330s since their A320 pilots will be also able to fly A330s. I guess that pilots like the varied work of flying long & short haul flights.


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 828 times:

I agree, it really boils down to economics. Airbus on several occasions offer a better deal than Boeing when it comes to pricing. Commonality is the big factor as well. On the Boeing side of that coin, note how many 744 operators also have the 777.

Regards


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:

Some Europen airlines with all short-medium haul Airbus fleet (or that planning for it, I mean AF,IB,AZ,OS) were moved in their decision more from political reason. They were owed by state and if they ordered Airbus they had got some work for their domestic (also state owned) factory.

Different is the situation in US.

But anyway both the planes are good.


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